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Gourmet au Bay

913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-9875
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Ranked #5 of 24 restaurants in Bodega Bay
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We sat and enjoyed a couple great bottles of Sonoma wine on the terrace over looking the bay. No better way to enjoy Bodega Bay...

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Calaveras County
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Location location location! Not a restaurant, although they have cheese plates available. So nice of them to allow outside food. When I visit Sonoma County, I head to Fishetarian for fish&chips and chowder then to this (the one and only) wine bar for ambiance, views and awesome friendly owners and visitors. I live in foothills wine country, and appreciate the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a little shop with wine tasting. Not a restaurant, but you are welcome to bring your food to eat there with your wine. Very well done, interesting local selections are offered (we did one flight of whites, and one flight of reds), and we liked quite a few of them. Reasonable prices. There are several tables that are... More

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Orlando, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I happened upon Gourmet au Bay while we were driving along Highway 1 on a recent trip to Napa/Sonoma, California. It was fun to find a wine tasting establishment out in lonely Bodega Bay, so we decided to stop and try some wine. All of the wines are from small producers in the area, and flights are... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Found this place on trip advisor and we were planning a trip to bodega. We love wine so perfect for us. Had the wine surf for $10 and cheese plate. Right on the bay lloking out we saw sea lions was so relaxing. Very nice place.

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shingle springs, ca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Not pretentious at all. Get a flight of wine (it's served on a little surfboard) and sit out on the waterfront deck. We will make this a regular stop.

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El Cerrito, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Not your usual wines. Lots of small and interesting vintners to choose from. Knowledgable folks. Bring lunch. Eat on the deck while sampling three different wines ($10 for 3 good pours).

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Bay Area, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My fiance proposed to me on Bodega Bay a year ago and surprised me with a weekend in Bodega Bay. Gourmet au Bay was on the itinerary and we had a lovely time "wine surfing". We loved wine surfing so much, we bought a surf board to take home. It is now proudly displayed in our living room wall. The... More

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Want a place to chill and take in a beautiful view of the Bodega Bay, the boats going in and out, the sealife? And while you are at it, find some great gift-y things to make all of your friends know you were thinking of them! This is it. Bodega Bay is a funky kind of town and this IS... More

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Woodland, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a sweet little spot to stop for a wine flight. They also serve beer and regular glasses of wine, alone with cheese and cracker trays. They have a terrific little gift shop as well. All of this is combined with a serene overlook of Bodega Bay. We love to come here in the afternoon after a day of... More

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